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A sophisticated piece of malware known as “Regin” has been spying on government organizations, infrastructure operators, businesses, researchers and private individuals since at least 2008. The backdoor-type Trojan is said to display a degree of technical competence rarely seen and would have required a significant investment of time and resources to create according to Symantec.
The design of the malware makes it suitable for long-term surveillance operations against a range of international targets and can even be customized with a range of capabilities depending on the target. The customization uses a modular approach similar to what has been seen in other sophisticated malware including Flamer and Weevil (The Mask).
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
a reply to: stirling
This is why I think it was a surveillance device from day one.
originally posted by: stirling
Privacy is long dead on the net....(if it ever existed in the first place) the US military brought you the internet...did you think it was a FREE GIFT?
originally posted by: andy06shake
A sophisticated piece of malware known as “Regin” has been spying on government organizations, infrastructure operators, businesses, researchers and private individuals since at least 2008.
originally posted by: StoutBroux
So what's the point? Is anyone more enlightened because of the information supposedly gathered? Who gets the juicy info? Has anything been exposed? Nope. Spying on government organizations??? Yah okay. It's taken years to get backup tapes of the IRS emails.
I'm having a hard time believing this story.
originally posted by: rebelv
a reply to: andy06shake
What concerns me is so many people going out
and buying video cameras to watch their homes,
etc... And that they may be setting themselves up
for strangers to be able to access those cameras
and spy on people if they can be accessed via The
Internet. I have refused to buy such cameras
because of this, but the masses seem completely